Sieg

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Sieg
Kanufahrt auf der Sieg.jpg
The Sieg near Windeck
Country Germany
Basin
Main source Siegerland
603 m (1,978 ft)
River mouth Rhine
50°46′7″N 7°4′32″E / 50.76861°N 7.07556°E / 50.76861; 7.07556Coordinates: 50°46′7″N 7°4′32″E / 50.76861°N 7.07556°E / 50.76861; 7.07556
Basin size 2,832 km2 (1,093 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 153 km (95 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    52 m3/s (1,800 cu ft/s)

The Sieg is a river in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany named after the Sigambrer. It is a right tributary of the Rhine and 153 kilometres in length.

The source is located in the Rothaargebirge mountains. From here the river runs southwestwards to the city of Siegen and the hills of Siegerland, both named after the river. Further west the Sieg valley forms the boundary of the Bergisches Land (northern) and Westerwald (southern). The river finally runs through a protected area east of the city of Bonn.

After passing the cities of Hennef and Siegburg it joins the Rhine near Niederkassel/Mondorf just a few kilometres north of the centre of Bonn.